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Whether you fancy walking through ancient woodland or hopping through heather on a hilltop, the SnowRoads is a rambler's dream.

Victor Gaffney Cairn and Viewpoint

Visitors to this viewpoint are rewarded with views of the Cairngorms and the River Avon.  Just a short walk from the Campdalmore car park, a cairn stands in memory of local historian, Dr. Victor Gaffney.

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Victor Gaffney Cairn and Viewpoint

A cairn in memory of local historian, Dr. Victor Gaffney, stands at just a short walk from the Campdalmore car park with views of the Cairngorms and the River Avon.

The Royal Bridge

The Royal Bridge in Ballater was built in 1885 by two engineers, Jenkins and Marr.  It’s a four-arch bridge with dressed-stone arch rings and pinned ashlar spandrels. 

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The Royal Bridge

The Old Royal Bridge in Ballater offers views of the River Dee on the South East side of Ballater. It was opened by Queen Victoria in 1885.

Clach Na Coileach (The Cockstane)

 In the 15th century the Lords Superior of the glen were the Earls of Atholl. Their taxmen collected their dues on a regular basis. Quite often they would take a little more than they were actually due.

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Clach Na Coileach (The Cockstane)

The Cock’s Stone lies close to west side of the A93, just a few hundred yards north of the Wee House of Glenshee. It’s said to symbolise the moment a cockerel confronted the tax men in the 15th Century.

Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve

Just at the edge of the village of Dinnet, The Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve offers signposted walks through beautiful Deeside woodland and around waterlily clothed Loch Kinord. 

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Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve

The Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve offers a blend of signposted woodland walks, wildlife spotting, open water, historic hidden gems, geological features, a visitor centre and picnic areas all in one place.

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The Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve
Dinnet
AB34 5NB

Loch Callater

You can take a seven mile walk from the Auchallater car park just south of Braemar.  You can also walk around the loch but this is a slightly more demanding route and involves crossing the inflow river.  

The loch is... read more

Loch Callater

Loch Callater is freshwater loch around five miles south of Braemar.

Loch Callater, Braemar

Linn of Quoich

This spot offers a  picturesque stopping point and a quieter option to the nearby Linn of Dee.   The area was a favourite of Queen Victoria.

Take the alking route through beautiful forests from the car park which also has... read more

Linn of Quoich

The Linn of Quoich, or the Earl of Mar's Punch Bowl, is a natural hole in a rock midstream that was used as a punchbowl at the end of hunting deer in the neighbouring forest.

Braemar
AB35 5YB (post code approximate)

Linn of Dee (access to Lairig Ghru)

Take the walk starting at the Linn of Dee car park (postcode below is approximate)  through charming woodland to the bridge over the River Dee.   Enjoy the rush of water and spectacular rock formations as the River Dee, flowing down... read more

Linn of Dee (access to Lairig Ghru)

A lovely walk visits the beautiful 300-metre natural rock gorge called the Linn of Dee. A famous beauty spot historically favoured by Queen Victoria.

Braemar, Mar Lodge,
AB35 5YB (post code approximate)

Kinord Cross

The Kinord Cross is a beautifully carved ornate slab, located on the shores of Loch Kinord, which dates to the end of the Pictish era.  Despite the passing of over 1000 years the carving of interlaced pattern remains... read more

Kinord Cross

An excellently preserved Christian monument from the end of the Pictish period, carved in the 9th century.

Kinord Cross
Dinnet
AB34 5NB

Glas Maol Munros Circuit

The Glas Maol Circuit is a group of four Munros (mountains over 3,000 ft or 914.4 m) to the east of the Cairnwell Pass. These have been developed for skiing but also offer hiking opportunities in the summer months.

Glas Allt Waterfall

These picturesque falls can be found flowing into Loch Muick on Balmoral Estate. Take the circular route around the loch to see the waterfall and Glas Allt Shiel House built by Queen Victoria.

Loch Muick
Balmoral Estate